Liverpool’s Van Dijk faces fitness test ahead of Chelsea clash

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However, the defender seems to be a doubt against Chelsea.

Liverpool are yet to win a trophy under Klopp, despite reaching three finals in his three years in charge.

The biggest loser here was Rodgers himself, who was sacked by Liverpool in October 2015, with a wretched defensive record one of the key reasons.

"And going next to someone like Van Dijk, he is only going to get better".

"I'm ready, I will be there, but we all hope that he is fit and can play again", said Matip, according to the Liverpool Echo. "It's all going to pan out." .

"[The injury] is not cool but should not be too serious".

However, Jurgen Klopp was not too concerned regarding the player's injury.

Both Van Dijk and Gomez have been exceptional in allowing just two goals so far in front of Alisson in goal, and Deeney joked that he is sick of the sight of them. After the victory over Southampton, Klopp said "He already had a bruise in the ribs before the PSG game, which is very uncomfortable. I didn't hear anything different", Klopp told Sky Sports on Saturday. With Liverpool set to face Chelsea next week followed by a match against Manchester City, Klopp would expect it's players to be fit. "And going next to someone like Van Dijk, he is only going to get better".

They have a player who genuinely looks like of the best centre-backs in the world, one who is able to handle the pressure of being Liverpool's main man at the back, and has nearly single handedly turned their defensive record around. However, if Liverpool want to win the Premier League then it must prove that they are not one player team.

Liverpool are now flying high in the Premier League - having won six games out of six to climb to the top of the Premier League - and next face Chelsea in the League Cup in midweek, before taking on the Blues again at Stamford Bridge next Saturday.

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